Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Probably inhabits open sandy bottoms and dives head-first into the sand with the approach of danger (Ref. 5374). Dives into sand to sleep safely at night or to hide when alarmed (Ref. 90102).
  • Gomon, M.F. and J.E. Randall 1984 Labridae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 2. (Ref. 5374)
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from the Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and the coasts of India (Gomon and Randall 1984), and eastern Papua New Guinea (Randall 1995). It has a disjunct distribution.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Hemipteronotus hypospilus
Catalog Number: USNM 152989
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Celebes: Makasser Mkt., Sulawesi, Indonesia, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Holotype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in open sand areas adjacent to reefs and in deep lagoons.

Systems
  • Marine
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 10 - 10
 
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Russell, B.

Reviewer/s
Craig, M.T. & Carpenter, K.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific and there are no apparent threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known for this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. However, its distribution overlaps several marine protected areas within its range.
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